Making Fishing easy is what Fishswirl Guide Services does! Join Captain Kevin, who’s been fishing this area for over 30 years. Whether you are a pro or just beginning fishing, he can teach you what you need to know or collaborate to find trophy fish. Everything you’ve always wanted to know about fishing is waiting for you.

The journey starts on a 24’ Mamba boat that accommodates up to 5 guests. Built in 2022, this boat is powered by a 300 HP Mercury XS Pro engine and it features modern navigational electronics and a wireless trolling motor. You’ll also find a live bait tank here and a cooler for your catch.

Enjoy fishing the Laguna Madre for big Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. You can occasionally fish nearshore, when weather permits, going offshore for Snapper, Grouper, and Kingfish. Try out different techniques and see which one works best for you. Depending on what you’re targeting, even kids can become a part of the action and catch their first fish.

The captain covers your fishing equipment and bottled water. After the trip, if you’re planning to eat the fish you’ve caught, he’ll clean your catch free of charge. You only need to purchase your fishing license on time and pack some snacks.

Join Fishswirl Guide Services for an amazing day around the waters of Corpus Christi. The trips are available year-round, so you only need to pick a date.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $395
    Target Redfish, Trout, or Flounder on this half day adventure. Let the captain know if you're a beginner, so you can start slowly with the basics. All fishing equipment is covered, you only need to pack your snacks and fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    This trip will take you after Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Drum. With 7 hours available, there's going to be plenty of time to try out different techniques and switch spots if the fish aren't biting. Pack your snacks and get your license on time.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $950
    Please note that this trip is weather permitting. You'll go to deeper fishing spots, where you'll have the chance to target Snapper, Kingfish, Ling, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and more. The captain will take care of your fishing equipment.
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About the Captain

Kevin Godsey
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
112 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
I have been fishing in South Texas for 30 years. This isn't just my job, it's my passion and lifestyle. I enjoy teaching beginners how to fish and showing them how beautiful this sport is.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Boat specs

Mamba 24vx (Bay boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
We encourage catch and release. 10% Discount!
Catch and Release Allowed
We recommend the release of trout over 20 inches.

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 112 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (136)
Evening half day trip Aug 2022
Evening half day trip Aug 2022
Half day trip with Captain Kevin
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Dylan S.
Montgomery, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Inland Trip with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on February 19, 2022
It was a tough day of fishing (cold and windy), but Captain Kevin did everything he could to ensure we caught some fish. ...
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Annia H.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 19, 2022
This was our first time fishing. Capital Kevin was patient and took the time to teach my son the basics. It took us...
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Garland M.
Salida, CO
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 13, 2022
Capt Kevin put us on the fish right off the bat. We had bites but the fish were getting away so Capt Kevin showed us...
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Kevin A.
Bella Vista, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Tough half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on May 3, 2022
With a STRONG east wind, it made the fishing a little tough, but Capt. Kevin put us on fish!  We were doing catch and release,...
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Nicholas D.
Canyon Lake, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with captain Kevin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on November 12, 2021
Trip was incredible, he put on fish early, almost caped out on trout and snagged a few extras (sheep’s head and black drum)...
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FAQs about Fishswirl Guide Services

Fishswirl Guide Services offers the following trips to customers:
  • $395 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (7 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishswirl Guide Services, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishswirl Guide Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Fishswirl Guide Services offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fishswirl Guide Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishswirl Guide Services include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout